The newsroom includes access to CHA News, which provides timely information to members every Thursday and is at the core of CHA benefits. In addition, it is also home to resources such as toolkits and talking points designed to help member hospitals and health systems communicate with internal and external audiences on a range of current health care-related issues. Links to CHA media statements and press releases can also be found here.  

Landmark Law for Critical Access Hospitals Takes Effect on Jan. 1

What’s happening: Nov. 16 is National Rural Health Day. But in California, many rural hospitals don’t have enough physicians to serve their patients.  

What else to know: Starting in 2024, some rural hospitals — specifically, critical access hospitals — can directly employ physicians, with a goal of attracting them to smaller communities.

New Requirements for Hospital Supplier Diversity Reporting Coming in 2025

What’s happening: Assembly Bill (AB) 1392 (2023) expands the Hospital Supplier Diversity program by requiring additional reporting information for hospitals, effective July 1, 2025.   

What else to know: A fact sheet from the Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI) outlines the statutory changes and time frames for program implementation. 

Continuing Resolution Averts Government Shutdown and Delays DSH Cuts

What’s happening: The House voted 336-95 on a two-tiered stopgap measure that funds the federal government past the Nov. 17 deadline and delays Medicaid disproportionate share hospital cuts until Jan. 19. The Senate passed the measure on Nov. 15 and President Biden has indicated he will sign it.  

What else to know: Funding expires for certain federal agencies on Jan. 19 and other agencies on Feb. 2.  

Press Contact

Jan Emerson-Shea
Vice President, External Affairs
(916) 552-7516

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